Support Worker (Overnight), Sanctuary Housing

Programs / Women’s Recovery & Housing

The Opportunity

Do you enjoy providing emotional and relational support, encouraging others in their faith? Do you excel at administrative tasks as well as developing excellent rapport with others? Are you able to multi-task; work well under pressure; work collaboratively in a team; and function independently? If so, this might be a great fit! In this position you will use your well-developed interpersonal skills to greet and assist program tenants, participants, and community members, handling tenant inquiries and concerns in a timely manner and providing problem-solving as needed. You will also employ your outstanding communication skills to provide emotional and relational support, fostering a climate of grace and forgiveness, and providing administrative support to the other branches. If you have a vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus, a diploma or certificate in human sciences, 2 years of related experience in abstinence-based housing, and a proven track record of punctuality and reliability, we want to hear from you!

You will frequently deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems.  There will be other staff nearby to assist as required. 

There are two permanent, part-time (52.5 hours bi-weekly) positions available. These part-time positions work overnight shifts, 11pm to 7am with two weekly schedules: 1. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and every other Sunday; and 2. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and every other Sunday. The starting wage for these positions is $22.32 per hour.  Hours worked between 10pm – 6am include a $2/hour shift premium.  For a copy of the full job description, click on the "Download Job Description" button on the right panel of this page.

Who We Are

Demonstrating the love of Christ, UGM feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. We are a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and have earned the Best Christian Workplace award again in 2021. We provide competitive salaries, generous vacation and sick leave, an RRSP matching program, as well as the potential for educational assistance. In addition, our extensive benefits plan is fully employer-paid and includes extended dental and medical, as well as $4,500 per year in pooled paramedical expenses. A focus on employee resilience, support for professional development, engagement in meaningful work, and a fun and caring environment are all part of being a member of the UGM team.  If you are someone who desires to learn and grow, has a passion to serve and make a difference, and connects with others with both humility and humour, then you will be a great fit at UGM.

What You’ll Need

If you are considering applying for this position, you must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values
  • agree with our Statement of Faith
  • be willing to provide, as a condition of employment, a current criminal record check, with vulnerable sector search, if you are the successful candidate.
  • possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and submit a current driver’s abstract.

How to Apply

To submit your cover letter and résumé by August 21, 2022, click on the "Apply for this position" button on the right panel of this page. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Darko, Manager, People & Culture, at 604 215 5430.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially-but not only- interested in applications from Indigenous, First Nations & Métis individuals. Due to the fragile nature of the clients we serve, only female applicants will be considered for this position. 

Department / Branch
Programs / Women’s Recovery & Housing

Job Commitment
Permanent, Part-Time

Location
616 East Cordova, Vancouver

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